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August 25, 2021

I was researching Christian missions recently and came across the motto of the Moravian Brethren: ”In essentials, unity; in nonessentials, liberty; and in all things, love”.

This Czech body of believers rose to impact the world in the 18th century. Founded on the teachings of the great Bohemian (Czech) theologian Johann Huss, it predated the Protestant Reformation. Strong on Christian love and liberty it was seen as an outlier in the then Holy Roman Empire.

It’s worth researching this vital church. It is alive and well today all over the world.

The motto is what caught my attention. If I were creating one today, I think I’d express the same core values. Strong, sustainable, inspiring, it has a timeless value.